When I came out to my dad it was over the phone, I told him that things were going on and that I needed to tell him something important. He asked what it was, and I said that I lost my job because of how I was living my life. He asked, “How are you different?” I said, “Well, Dad, I’m gay,” and he said, “I know, you’re still young to know how you are or even know who you are for sure.” He then went to tell me how he still loved me and we can figure things out. (That was about a year and a half ago.) Things have never been better! (Male, Gay, 19)

October 13th, 2017